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In the light of the London bombs 
7th-Jul-2005 11:32 am
knitting sketch
we have decided not to add to the chaos on the roads and are not travelling today.

The daughter is safely at home, on call all this week, thank God, and is now busily reorganising rostas for her team at BBC Broadcast.

I'm amazed London has escaped for so long, after September 11th. I wonder if the bus bomb will bring about the re-instatement of bus conductors?

I really am at a loss to understand the mentality of the fanatics who believe these murderous acts will have any effect other than the destruction of the lives of ordinary people.
7th-Jul-2005 10:48 am (UTC)
You can't be expected to 'understand'. These people are beyond normal comprehension or reason.

Glad to hear daughter is OK. Bummer about the trip.
7th-Jul-2005 10:52 am (UTC) - These people are beyond normal comprehension or reason
You're right, of course.

The trip ceases to be significant when I consider where Daughter might have been when the whole thing started.
7th-Jul-2005 10:52 am (UTC)
Your trip is doomed.

>I'm amazed London has escaped for so long, after September 11th.

Exactly. We all knew it would happen, it was a case of when.
7th-Jul-2005 10:54 am (UTC)
Trip is not doomed. ::stamps foot and pouts::

I'm keeping everything crossed that you get that job out in Sleepy Hollow (or whatever the village is called) and you don't have to consider commuting into London to find work.
7th-Jul-2005 11:08 am (UTC)
I've just got in and heard the news. She was one the first persons I thought of. Glad she is okay.
7th-Jul-2005 11:18 am (UTC)
This is her last time on call as the recent promotion made her Team Leader. It's such a relief that she wasn't on her way to work.
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7th-Jul-2005 11:18 am (UTC)
Thanks Molli. We don't live in London but close enough that the trip to the Tunnel involves the M25 (ring motorway around London) and the Daughter (who was born there) has lived and worked there since she left home to go to Uni.
7th-Jul-2005 11:24 am (UTC)
Please stay safe! *hugs*
7th-Jul-2005 11:26 am (UTC)
Thanks K.

I'm so relieved that the Daughter is safe, nothing else matters. We've been through this before when she was first at Uni and the IRA were engaged in an active bombing campaign in London.
7th-Jul-2005 11:45 am (UTC)
Glad to hear your daughter's OK, if busy at the moment.

I'm amazed London has escaped so long too and very, very glad that I no longer have to commute into the centre.

Bad news on your trip, but I think that's a wise decision.
7th-Jul-2005 02:34 pm (UTC)
We certainly don't want to add to other people's difficulties by joining the traffic on the M25.

I was glad I no longer commuted to the centre ages ago when I resigned from the school I taught at in Parliament Hill. I don't know how the Daughter's team will cope with the lack of transport. They are responsible for all the interactive stuff on BBC, they must be super busy at the moment. I'm glad she's safe at home and not stuck in London with no way to get out.
7th-Jul-2005 12:22 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear you and yours are okay.

:: hugs ::
7th-Jul-2005 02:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you.

I have a little piece of England to send off to you from the local lavendar farm to replace the last one I sent. It's all the more precious now having listened to the PM saying that terrorists will never be allowed to destroy our values and way of life.
7th-Jul-2005 01:21 pm (UTC)
So glad to hear that your daughter is okay... I just barely woke up to the news and I'm still a bit stunned, slowly checking through my flist to make sure all my Londoner friends are okay.

I'm right there with you on not understanding... we're getting reports on the news here that there may have been suicide bombers. I just don't know how you effectively combat people who are so insane.
7th-Jul-2005 02:12 pm (UTC)
I just don't know how you effectively combat people who are so insane.

You can't, but you don't give in to their demands either. You also don't defend the fanatics' human rights, because by these acts they have forfeited them.
7th-Jul-2005 01:42 pm (UTC)
Hugs! This is horrible.

Fanatics are so over the top that you can't understand their mind and if you could then you are in deep do do.I never understood the idea that if I am hurt that it give me a right to lash out and kill people that have no control over your pain. I can unerstand targetting military and even political figures.. These idiots believe taht the everyday people can make a difference when they are just as powerless as "they" are. Sigh...
7th-Jul-2005 02:07 pm (UTC)
you can't understand their mind and if you could then you are in deep do do

You are so right, and this should be a warning to those who advocate defending the fantics' human rights. They're no longer human in my eyes, they've lost all rights to that word.
7th-Jul-2005 04:28 pm (UTC)
You know what I was doing last night? Part of an ongoing project - a goal of mine, researching a trip to England, which will include some Jane Austen touristy bits.

Does this deter me? NOT ONE BIT. It's a dream of mine to go there, to go to London, to see your country.

I am just so sad right now, and want to give you all a huge hug. (it's the Italian in me - we hug when in doubt!)
7th-Jul-2005 05:00 pm (UTC)
we hug when in doubt!)

Whereas the English are not big huggers. I had to steel myself for the JM hug in Coventry and was a little overwhelmed by the emotion it provoked.

You know that there's probably a bed for you in any Austen location you want to visit don't you? Most are in the West country and the countryside to the south of London, but I see there's one in Hertfordshire that would facilitate a visit to chez hesadevil.
7th-Jul-2005 06:41 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear your daughter is fine. Another trip postponement, but as you say persceptive and really that was your only choice.
7th-Jul-2005 07:17 pm (UTC)
Another trip postponement

This may become habit-forming. Is there an AA equivalent do you think?
7th-Jul-2005 08:46 pm (UTC)
I am glad to hear that you and your loved ones are safe!!! *hug*
7th-Jul-2005 09:56 pm (UTC)

My but that's such a pretty man in that icon. It's cheered me no end.
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